Interent dating for physically fit
It was an admission that their own personal radiance wasn't enough to bring suitors flocking as they walked down the street. As a woman who lives in a rural town, dating sites offer me the opportunity to find men from the cultures that I find most appealing.
This is a big pro in my books, another con though is having way too many options.
Married 20 years and now unfortunately facing divorce, I'll try predictability and speed instead if I find myself single again.
I prefer the "control over the romantic process" (as you phrase it) that the new technology gives us because I've found the process didn't work out well the first time, and I have no desire to wait until I'm retired for it to work again. There are no bad ways to find love, and no real reason to compare the bar versus the dating sites. Many people do not have the ability to be at places where they have the opportunity to meet the opposite sex.
So the "bar scene" is the only alternative to online dating you can think of?
I met my wife in college -- you know, while going about my daily business. My brother-in-law met his wife through an online dating site. I agree with the comment above: pretty lazy article -- a subject not hardly worth fussing over in the first place, with a few, poor arguments against it thrown in at the end. Can we get over the old, sophomoric lamentation of the internet being a scary modern phenomenon that's making everything too easy and too fast?
In the not too distant past there was a time when you had to mail a letter and wait two or three days to hear something; there was a time when you had to get off your ass and drive somewhere. I know online dating is necessary in our crazy fast-paced world; I, too, think it beats the bar scene; and I know your friend the tax attorney may not be able to fix you up until tax season is over; just sayin: I knew there was something disturbing about the Jetsons.
Relationships should be less predictable and worth waiting for.
We have too much control over a romantic process and in turn, we're killing the romance.
This makes sense in part, because men tend to be more visual.
But I do have a friend who refuses to post a picture for professional reasons and he rarely gets any reponses.